mental health for coaches

If you’re a coach and NEVER take a holiday, something’s wrong with your planning. 🙂

swim coach Jeff Grace:

Many coaches do not give themselves days off. They are committed to the goals of the athletes and the team, they see themselves leading by example and simply there is always work to be done.

Some coaches will spend more time on the job than others, but there are almost none that are not emotionally invested in how their team performs.

For me when athletes swam well it was because they put in the work, had the motivation and wanted to excel. When athletes swam poorly I blamed myself, I questioned not only how I had gone about the planning and training of the swimmers, but I began question myself at my core.

I did not set myself up for success often ignoring both my physical and psychological health. …



Thanks Mike and Bede for the link.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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